Buddhist Dynamics in Premodern and Early Modern Southeast by D. Christian Lammerts

By D. Christian Lammerts

The learn of ancient Buddhism in premodern and early sleek Southeast Asia stands at an exhilarating and transformative juncture. Interdisciplinary scholarship is marked via a dedication to the cautious exam of neighborhood and vernacular expressions of Buddhist tradition in addition to to reconsiderations of long-standing questions about the diffusion of and relationships between different texts, varieties of illustration, and non secular identities, principles, and practices. The twelve essays during this assortment, written by way of prime students in Buddhist experiences and Southeast Asian background, epigraphy, and archaeology, include the most recent examine within the box to accommodate the dynamics of mainland and (pen)insular Buddhism among the 6th and 19th centuries C.E. Drawing on new manuscript resources, inscriptions, and archaeological information, they examine the highbrow, ritual, institutional, sociopolitical, aesthetic, and literary range of neighborhood Buddhisms, and discover their hooked up histories and contributions to the creation of intraregional and transregional Buddhist geographies.

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